On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 17:26 +0000, Duncan wrote: > Jeroen Roovers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> posted > [EMAIL PROTECTED], excerpted below, on Tue, 11 > Nov 2008 17:24:50 +0100: > > > Words > > like "production", "critical" and "important" can be applied as easily > > to the state of a company's or nation's system as to a single person's. > > Yes, but it's a relative thing. They obviously do what they can with the > resources they have (are willing to dedicate). We do the same. A user's > single system will absolutely be important to him, no doubt about it, but > if he doesn't believe it worth "superhuman" feats or prioritizing to > ensure it's safety, neither should we.
I think I understand what you mean here, but it's not what you wrote as best as I can tell. As a developer, I believe it is my responsibility to work a bit harder just so that the users don't have to resort to '"superhuman" feats' to keep their systems running. I do agree that no matter what we provide, all users (including ourselves) will have to expend some effort to take advantage of it. > No, we don't go around > purposefully breaking things, but both he and we have limits to our > resources and certain priorities in their allocation, and if he's not > placing undue priority on the safety of his machine, why is it even a > question if we will? The presumption should be actions within the bounds > of rational reality and prioritization of resources for both users and > their distribution, us. No more, no less. > > IOW, I'd have agreed if the point was that it's a machine that's useful > to the user and that he doesn't want broken, and we should behave > accordingly, but the triple emphasis of important, production, critical, > seemed a bit undue for the lengths to which an ordinary user goes or the > priority he reveals by his own actions. And if his actions reveal a > SERIOUS priority in the area, than he's already covered by definition. > That's all I was saying. Regards, Ferris -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)
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